Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

David Grady

“The technology Loyola utilizes outside of the classroom allows students to study at times that fit their busy schedules.”

David Grady
Clarendon Hills, IL

Education
BA Finance, Marketing
Augustana College

Employment
Firefighter and paramedic

Why did you decide to attend Loyola’s Weekend JD program?
Loyola has an excellent reputation and came highly recommended from multiple School of Law graduates. The weekend program fit my work schedule much better than a traditional part-time evening program.

What do you like best about the program?
Compared to the shorter class periods of the full-time program, the Weekend JD’s longer class periods allow students to dive deeper into the curriculum and engage in a more thorough discussion of case topics. The technology Loyola utilizes outside of the classroom allows students to study at times that fit their busy schedules while allowing the professors and students to remain in close contact.  I feel very connected to Loyola even during the breaks between on-campus classes.

What do you plan to do with your law degree?
I haven’t decided yet. I’m a student fellow in Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy Fellowship Program and I’m very interested in the evolving role that technology plays in the future of healthcare and how it will continue to change over time.  

What advice can you give prospective students interested in applying to Loyola’s Weekend JD program?
Reach out to the law faculty at Loyola or anyone who is currently enrolled in the program. I’m confident they’ll enthusiastically recommend Loyola and help to connect you with someone who has a similar background or interests and can offer you advice or information that is specific to your work/life circumstances.

In five words or less, describe Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Sincerely invested in my success

Other information (hobbies, interests, family, etc.)
I have diverse work experience. Before I became a fireman, I worked in commercial finance and pharmaceutical sales.

My wife, Sarah, and I enjoy hiking and camping. I’ve competed in rugby, CrossFit, powerlifting, marathons, and distance triathlon including the Ironman.

My wife’s career is also very interesting. She has an MBA and works for McDonald’s Corporation managing their relationships with agriculture and beverage suppliers. Together we try to keep up with our Catahoula puppy, Sir William.

Meet students from Loyola’s Weekend JD Program

Students enrolled in our Weekend JD program bring a wealth of experience and perspectives.

David Grady

Clarendon Hills, IL

“The technology Loyola utilizes outside of the classroom allows students to study at times that fit their busy schedules.”

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Alexandrya Black

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

“As a wife and mother with a full-time career, attending law school did not seem possible for me, but Loyola’s Weekend JD program opened an exciting door.”

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Joseph Tennial

Chicago, IL

“There are many things to like about the Weekend JD program, but best of all is its flexibility.”

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Ebru Basaran-Shull

Ankara, Turkey

“This program gives me the opportunity to pursue a JD degree, continue on with my career, and maintain balance in my personal life.”

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